Notice of Proposed Rule
(1)Pursuant to ORS 351.735(6), the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (Commission) may delegate certain of its powers, duties or functions to the Executive Director of the agency of the Commission. Effective July 1, 2012, the Commission delegates to the Executive Director general powers, duties and functions of the Commission under ORS Chapter 348 (Student Aid) as described in the following rules under this Chapter:
(a)OAR 583-030-0005 (Purpose and Scope) through 583-030-0056 (Bond and Letter of Credit Amounts; Amount Reductions)
(b)OAR 583-050-006 through 583-050-0040 (Fees for Validation Services)
(c)OAR 583-070-0002 (Purpose and Scope) through 583-070-0020 (Approval Process for Accreditors)
(2)The Executive Director may delegate any of the powers to Commission staff, except not to temporary employees or contractors, as deemed appropriate.
(2)Before permanently adopting, amending, or repealing any permanent rule, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (Commission) shall give notice of the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal:
(a)In the Secretary of State’s Bulletin, referred to in ORS 183.360 (Publication of rules and orders), at least 21 days prior to the effective date of the rule;
(b)By mailing or emailing, at least 28 days before the effective date of the rule, a copy of the notice to persons on the Commission’s mailing and emailing lists established pursuant to ORS 183.335 (Notice)(8);
(c)By mailing or emailing a copy of the notice to the legislators specified in ORS 183.335 (Notice)(15) at least 49 days before the effective date of the rule; and,
(d)By mailing or emailing a copy of the notice to persons, organizations, and publications identified by the Commission and established educational, student, and parent organizations that have submitted mailing or emailing addresses to the Commission.
(3)Persons who wish to receive written or emailed copies of notices of proposed rulemaking from the Commission may write or email the Commission and request that they be placed on the Commission’s mailing or emailing lists.
(4)The Commission may update the mailing and emailing lists described in this rule annually by requesting persons to confirm that they wish to remain on the lists. If a person does not respond to a request for confirmation within 28 days of the date the Commission sends the request, the Commission will remove the person from the Commission’s mailing and emailing lists. Any person removed from the mailing or emailing lists will be returned to the mailing or emailing list upon request, provided that the person provides a mailing address or emailing address to which notice may be sent.
Rule 583-001-0000 — Notice of Proposed Rule,